Sporting star Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has released several artists impressions of the 35-story apartment block, and it looks kind of familiar.
Earlier this month, the former England cricketer submitted a planning application to construct the skyscraper as part of a 400-bed apartment scheme in Manchester’s Castlefield district.
The scheme will see a 35-storey tower, housing 159 flats built at the site between Worsley Street, Arundel Street, Ellesmere Street and Mancunian Way.
The plan will also include a horseshoe-shaped 10-storey block containing a further 215 apartments as well as a roof garden and space for shops on the ground floor, built on the same site.
The project will be the cricketers first foray into property development and will be undertaken through Logick Developments, the company he chairs with cousin Neil Spencer and business partner Tony Bhatti.
And if you think it looks familiar, it’s because the gang at Logick has teamed up with Manchester architects Simpson Hugh, who designed the Beetham Tower, home to the Hilton Hotel.
Mr Flintoff told the Manchester Evening News: “I’m not going to lie. When you look around, not every building is great and we want to build some proper ones. We want to build some that we’re proud of. This is the first site and we want to get it 100 percent right.”
Logik Managing Director Neil Spencer said: “Manchester is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in the UK with the Castlefield area in particular on an exciting regeneration journey which we are proud to be a part of.
“Our aim is to contribute towards the supply of good quality, well managed new homes, which are needed to support sustainable growth in the city. We are working with some of the best in the business to deliver the Arundel Street development and look forward to updating further as the scheme progresses.”